Gale College Cemetery

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Gale College Cemetery

Location
Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorials 4 added (100% photographed)

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Judge George Gale (1816--1868) was a well-known jurist, author and educator in the early days of Wisconsin statehood. The town of Galesville is named after him.

A glowing account of his life and achievements was published in "History of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, 1917". This article is online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/trempealeau/
biographies/galegeo.txt

Upon his death in 1868, Judge Gale was buried in the Galesville cemetery. However, his body was later moved to Winona, Minnesota, when his surviving family relocated there. Several years thereafter, it was brought back to Galesville and re-interred in a private plot on the grounds of Gale University, the institution he founded in
1854.

The Gale family plot is located behind Old Main on the grounds of what is now known as Gale College, 16563 South 12th Street, Galesville, Wisconsin 54630. Geographical coordinates are 440502N and 0912044W. The college, which closed in 1939, has been designated a historic site.

A photo of Judge Gale's gravesite can be seen at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~witrempe/photos/photoindex.htm#tombstones

The Gale family plot was transcribed and photographed on 28 July 2003 by Donna Carr [donnatreez@yahoo.com].

Total graves = 4

Gale, George, b. 30 Nov 1816, d. 18 Apr 1868
Gale, Gertrude, b. 1810, d. 1902, wife of George Gale
Gale, George, b. 1845, d. 1937, Father
Gale, George G., b. 1907, d. 1928, Brother

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GPS Coordinates: 44.07811, -91.36738

  • Added: 20 Mar 2012
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